Historical Ukrainian train heading to Winnipeg

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Today a new group of Ukrainian pioneers starts the long journey across Canada to Winnipeg.

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Today a new group of Ukrainian pioneers starts the long journey across Canada to Winnipeg.

The Historical Train of Ukrainian Pioneers departs the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax to cross the country in much the same way the original Ukrainian pioneers struck out westward ho.

The trip is to mark the 120th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada. It traces the same path the original pioneers took at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries.

The train, which will travel to Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Edmonton, will be in Winnipeg from July 2 until July 4. The public can meet the Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada, Ihor Ostash, at a reception at the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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